Frequently Asked Questions
- When and how do I turn in an application?
- Where is the Assessment Center?
- What is the purpose of the assessment exam?
- How often can I take the assessment exam?
- When can I register for classes?
- How do I add and drop classes?
- Is there a deadline to add or drop classes?
- What is a prerequisite?
- What is a corequisite?
- What is an advisory?
- What if I completed a prerequisite or corequisite at another institution?
Meeting with a Counselor
- How do I schedule an appointment?
- Am I assigned to a counselor?
- How often should I meet with a counselor?
- Who can I contact if I was enrolled in special education courses (K-12) or have been diagnosed with a psychological, physical, or other disability?
- What is a Student Educational Plan (SEP)?
- What is a unit?
- What classes should I take for my major?
- What is the difference between major requirements and general education courses?
- How do I get help choosing a major?
- How do I calculate my Grade Point Average (GPA)?
- How do I check my grades?
- How does a 'D', 'F', 'NCR' (No Credit), or 'W' (Withdrawal) affect my Grade Point Average (GPA)?
- Can I repeat a course which I did not pass?
- Can I replace a non-passing grade with a passing one?
- What can I do about non-passing grades if I do not repeat the class?
- What is Academic Probation?
- What is Progress Probation?
- What is Dismissal?
- Can a Dismissal be appealed?
- When can a dismissed student be readmitted to the college?
- What is an Associate Degree?
- What is the difference between an Associate of Arts (AA) and an Associate of Sciences (AS) Degree?
- When and how do I apply for my Associate Degree?
- What if I want to get a second Associate Degree?
- Do I need to obtain an Associate Degree to transfer?
- What is a Certificate of Completion?
- What is a Skill Certificate?
- How do I apply for a Skill Certificate of Certificate of Completion?
You may fill out an online application here. You may also apply in person by visiting our Admissions and Records Office where you will be able to submit a paper application. After finishing your assessment, you must complete our Online Orientation either at the Assessment Center or online here.
The Assessment Center is located on the lower level of the Campus Center building. Contact information for the Assessment Center can be found here.
To evaluate and place you in the correct level of Math and English which will help you succeed towards your educational goals.
You may take the assessment exam once every 12 months.
The Admissions and Records Office will assign a registration appointment which is a specific time and day on which you can register for classes. You may add classes at any time after your registration appointment date. You can check your date online via the Student Information System.
Yes, deadlines to add and drop classes are printed in the Schedule of Classes.
A prerequisite is a class or skill which you must have prior to enrolling in a class.
A corequisite is a class which must be taken at the same time as another class. In some cases, the corequisite may be completed prior to enrolling in the companion class.
A advisory is a measure of readiness for a course or program that is recommend for students.
In order to show proof of meeting a prerequisite or corequisite completed outside of the Los Angeles Community College District, you must provide a Counselor with official sealed transcripts from the institution where you completed the course or have transcripts sent directly from the institution to our campus. We do not accept unofficial copies of transcripts. Please send official transcripts to:
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
Appointments may be scheduled in person or by telephone at (818)364-7655 or (818)364-7656. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No, you are free to choose any counselor from our staff.
We recommend that you schedule an appointment with a Counselor at once per semester.
You are encouraged to contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS).
A Student Educational Plan (SEP) is a semester-by-semester plan of courses need to work towards your educational goals. This is typically completed during an appointment with a counselor.
A unit is the amount of college credit earned by satisfactory completion of a course. Enrollment in 12 semester units is considered to be a full-time student.
For an Associate Degree, please check the College Catalog for specific courses required for your major. For transfer students, common transfer major sheets are available here. For transfer to a UC or CSU, you may also refer to Assist. We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor for further information.
Major requirements are specific courses required in your field of study in order to fulfill graduation and transfer requirements. General education courses are classes which are required in a variety of subjects which must be completed in order to fulfill graduation and transfer requirements. We strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment with a counselor for further information.
Visit the Counseling Office and speak with a counselor. It is also recommended that you enroll in one of our Personal Development courses.
Instructions on how to calculate your GPA are available here.
You may check your grades through the Student Information System.
A 'D' or 'F' affects your GPA. A 'NCR' or 'W' do not affect your GPA.
Any course which you received a 'D', 'F', 'NCR' (No Credit), or 'W' (Withdrawal) can be repeated up to three times without permission. If you wish to take a class for a fourth time, you will need to file a General Petition with the Admissions and Records Office for permission to retake the course.
Yes, once the passing grade has been posted, you may file a Petition for Repeated Coursework with the Admissions and Records Office. The non-passing grade will not be removed from your official transcript, but it will be removed from your Grade Point Average calculation.
Yes, you may file a Petition for Academic Renewal with the Admission and Records Office if 1) at least 2 years have passed since the grades were received, and 2) you have achieved a Grade Point Average of 2.5 in your last 15 semester units or of 2.0 in your last 30 semester units at any accredited college or university. The non-passing grades will not be removed from your official transcript, but they will be removed from your Grade Point Average calculation. Up to 18 units may be removed in this manner.
Academic Probation is when a student has attempted a minimum of 12 semester units and has a Grade Point Average of less than 2.00. However, if a student maintains a 2.00 Grade. Students who have been placed on Academic Probation for three consecutive semesters are subject to Dismissal.
Progress Probation is when a student has enrolled in at least 12 semester units and at least 50 percent of all units attempted are recorded as "W" (Withdrawal), "INC" (Incomplete), or "NC" (No Credit). Students who have been placed on Progress Probation for three consecutive semesters are subject to Dismissal.
Students who have been on either Academic or Progress Probation for 3 consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the college and will be unable to attend classes at any school within the Los Angeles Community College District.
Yes, students may appeal to the Vice President of Student Services.
A dismissed student may request reinstatement to the college after two semesters have passed. Requests should be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services.
An Associate Degree is granted by a community college which recognizes a student's satisfactory completion of a program of study which consists a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units.
Whether your Degree is an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Sciences (AS) is determined by your major. To find out if your intended Degree is an AA or AS, please refer to the College Catalog.
You must apply during the semester in which you are completed your final Degree requirements. Graduation Petitions are completed during an appointment with a counselor. Check Graduation Petition filing dates in the Schedule of Classes to find out when you should schedule your appointment.
As of the 2008-2009 academic year, any additional Associate Degree will require an additional counselor-approved 18 semester units that must be taken after the first Degree is completed. Please consult with a Counselor for additional information.
No, universities do not require an Associate Degree to transfer.
Certificate of Completion are programs designed for students who wish to study in a specific field only. Certificate of Completion programs vary in length but must include at least 18 semester units. Please consult the College Catalog for information on Certificates of Completion which are available.
Skill Certificates are programs which are geared towards students who have limited time or wish to focus only on a particular field of study. Skill Certificates are limited to 17 or fewer semester units and often apply toward a Certificate of Completion or Associate Degree. Please consult the College Catalog for information on Skill Certificates which are available.
Once the requirements for your Certificate have been fulfilled, please visit the Department Chair of the subject which the Certificate is in, and complete a Certificate Petition which you will then submit to the Admissions & Records Office.